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As a Hispanic young man I have witnessed many racial remarks and expressions Many people think I am Anglo-Saxon because I am light complected I have not only noticed racial slurs from Angles but also from Hispanics People tend to open up in front of me because some of them think I am Anglo-Saxon and do not know Spanish I can recall the first day of summer school my first day of work and the time that Anglos stare at my girlfriend wondering why I left their race for a hispanic girl My first day of summer school was a day I will never forget As I walked into my class the students just looked up at me and stared as if I was a portrait In a polite manner the teacher told me to sit next to those girls at the corner At first they were quiet and then the whispers began Oye chulo they began to call me I didnt know what to do so I did what any guy with a great girlfriend would do played dumb Then they began telling each other that I was probably rich and conceited Their remarks about my clothing and the color of my eyes and hair surprised me I was not upset because they were Hispanic I am sure that I would have been mad if an Anglo-saxon girl would have talked bad about a hispanic guy or girl Another time hispanics thought I was Anglo-saxon was when my best friends dad got me a job at his company The first day he showed me around and majority of the workers were hispanic once again they all looked at me again My first encounter with my racist co-workers was during lunch As I sat down to eat my sandwich the guy I got to know asked me if I wanted to try some Mexican food Thats when I gave
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